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ant
Adept II

Re: Is my almost decade old ATI Radeon 4870 video card finally failing?

black_zion wrote:

Duff = Bad, malfunctioning.

Ah, thanks. I didn't see that definition in my dictionaries. Heh, my video card is a duff too then with its boot up even though I only saw it twice since last month so far. Oh for kicks, I tried a Steam free weekend game (

https://store.steampowered.com/app/208140/Endless_Space__Collection/) for almost ten minutes in my mid 80F degrees room. No problems. The game was boring though, so I stopped and uninstalled it.

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Re: Is my almost decade old ATI Radeon 4870 video card finally failing?

Still need to think about upgrading your entire system.

ant
Adept II

Re: Is my almost decade old ATI Radeon 4870 video card finally failing?

black_zion wrote:

Still need to think about upgrading your entire system.

Yeah, I know. I just don't have a lot of money since I have been unemployed for over 1 year, 7 months, 20 days, 14 hours, 35 minutes, and 37 seconds (thanks Wolfram|Alpha).

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ant
Adept II

Re: Is my almost decade old ATI Radeon 4870 video card finally failing?

FYI. Earlier, I turned off my PC for about 40 minutes earlier for kicks, and then turned it on. Also, video card's fan does seem to spin when powering on the PC too since I felt its cool air coming out in my low 80F degrees room. No problems there. I'll need to try again, but for hours. Maybe I'll retest tonight when I don't need to use this old PC.

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ant
Adept II

Re: Is my almost decade old ATI Radeon 4870 video card finally failing?

ant wrote:

FYI. Earlier, I turned off my PC for about 40 minutes earlier for kicks, and then turned it on. Also, video card's fan does seem to spin when powering on the PC too since I felt its cool air coming out in my low 80F degrees room. No problems there. I'll need to try again, but for hours. Maybe I'll retest tonight when I don't need to use this old PC.

No problems from this morning's five hours manual power off and on. This one will be hard to reproduce as I expected. Hmm...

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